International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and we asked some amazing women from across Bluebird Care for advice. This year, the women in care have contributed so much, caring for the nation. 💙✊ #IWD2021

09/03/2021

Today is International Women’s Day, and we asked some amazing women from across Bluebird Care for advice. This year, the women in care have contributed so much, caring for the nation. 💙✊ #IWD2021

International Women’s Day is a global day which has been marked since 1911, and celebrates women’s achievements while calling for a more gender-balanced world.

Krissy Rice, Registered Manager at Bluebird Care Colchester & Tendring and Braintree & Uttlesford, said: "International Woman's Day is a time to celebrate the success and stories of women, and we are proud of every single woman who works with us to create a better community, and the women in our care who continue to live independently, share their wisdom and astonish and empower us with the story of their lives. Thank you."

This year's theme of International Women's Day is #choosetochallenge so we asked our wonderful team what advice they would give to their younger selves. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • "Don't rush through life, take the time to enjoy it", Dana Enciu, Recruitment Consultant
  • "Be brave, have fun and take the time to enjoy your life. Even when things get tough, there is still joy to be seen" Tiffany Gulumba, Coordinator
  • "Ride motorbikes, have adventures, never turn down an opportunity to laugh or to help someone in need"  JH, Customer
  • "There is always a solution to every problem, all you need to do is look" Emma Ollife, Care Assistant
  • "Enjoy life, don't waste it worrying about what might happen!! (and drink more wine!)" Krissy Rice, Registered Care Manager
  • "Don’t spend so much time worrying about the future that you forget to enjoy the little things of today. It is often the little things and experiences that bring most happiness." MM, Customer Accounts

  • "Life is for living, don't wish you were older, or younger, just enjoy the time you have" Caroline Kevan, HR Administrator

  • "Don't have any regrets, it's pointless to wish you had made different choices, always think ahead and make the changes you want to make" Chris Cornwall, Coordinator
  • “Make sure you know what you want to do, and be determined to do it” Becky Dixon. Supervisor
  • "Be who you want to be not who others want you to be" Sue Brown, Training and Development Manager
  • "Enjoy your food and experiment with cooking different cuisines! You'll love cooking lots of different types of meals!" Joy Bradly, Supervisor
  • "Find out what you love, and do it unappologetically." Hannah Young, Marketing and PR Consultant
  • "Don't let anyone take you away from your dreams and aspirations. Follow them and be proud of yourself for every achievement, large or small." Sandra Young, Clinical Lead
  • "Don't stress over the small things, focus on the positives" Zina Vasileva, Care Manager
  • "Don't worry about what other people think, do what's right for you and think before you speak." Emma Walls, Coordinator
  • "Don't stress over the little things, enjoy every moment you spend with your family as you never know how long it will last" Elaine Hayes, HR Adminitstator